Long-term followup of vascularized fibular grafting for femoral head necrosis.

@article{Yoo2008LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term followup of vascularized fibular grafting for femoral head necrosis.},
  author={Myung-chul Yoo and Kang-il Kim and Chung-Soo Hahn and Javad Parvizi},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2008},
  volume={466 5},
  pages={1133-40}
}
Vascularized fibular grafting has been used for treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head and although some reports demonstrate successful short- to mid-term outcomes, long-term results are still unknown. We retrospectively reviewed 135 patients (151 hips) who underwent vascularized fibular grafting for osteonecrosis of the femoral head. One-hundred and ten patients (124 hips) were followed for a minimum 10 years (mean, 13.9 years; range, 10-23.7 years). The mean Harris hip score improved… CONTINUE READING